A bill to establish a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.

Introduced in Senate
Community-Based Independence for Seniors Act

This bill establishes a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan
demonstration program, through which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) shall target home- and community-based services to low-income
seniors who are unable to perform two or more activities of daily living and are
eligible for Medicare Advantage (MA) but not for Medicaid.

An MA plan that is selected to participate in the program must use certain
payments from CMS to provide those beneficiaries with services and supports such
as homemaker services, home-delivered meals, transportation services, respite
care, adult daycare, and certain equipment.

The bill establishes a special election period during which an eligible
beneficiary may switch to an MA plan that participates in the program.



  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Feb 6th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 6th, 2017